Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: 45 minutes - 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; After Hours I can't remember when I first heard about Earth Hour, but for years, I have looked forward to turning out the lights, shutting down, and thinking about my carbon footprint and what I can do to lower it. I … Continue reading Red Knit Cap Girl: Celebrate Earth Hour!
January's Book Scouts was exciting for me, as a fan of the Wings of Fire series myself! I found lots of books and series that sound promising for avid readers that are wanting more dragons! If you have any other recommendations, please share down below in the comments! Very quickly, I want to address why … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Wings of Fire Read-Alikes
Happy Valentine's Day! This Nibble is a little late because it has been an eventful week! In years past, we've done a series of Dr. Seuss skits and puppet shows for Read Across America. Last year, however, we introduced an Elephant & Piggie skit into our repertoire and decided to move away from Dr. Seuss … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 14, 2020
Yesterday was the first installment of this month's Book Worms program. Our book this time is Rhino in the House: The True Story of Saving Samia by Daniel Kirk. I love to incorporate non-fiction when I can into this program, and the children LOVE books about animals. The story of conservationist Anna Merz and Samia … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 7, 2020
I'm finally getting ahead of this month's Book Scouts to share with you a very exciting list that I hope you can use this month and throughout the year! When compiling this list, I found myself getting more and more uplifted and inspired by the sheer number of books I came across featuring Black MCs. … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Black History Reads
Last month's Book Scouts theme was another one outside of my normal realm of preferred reading. I did some digging, and I think I unearthed some titles fit for fans of Lauren Tarshis's series that are hungry for more. I certainly found several non-fiction titles that I'd like to check out! Picture Books Pup and … Continue reading Book Recommendations: I Survived Read-Alikes
Age Range: All Ages (tailored to fit specific age groups for individual programs)Time: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours (depending on age group)Program Type: Registration; Drop-In; Series/Theme Across Age Ranges Often when planning my monthly Book Worms program, I consult the weird holiday websites to search for a fun theme. Last winter, when looking for new … Continue reading Snoozefest: Start Your Year Off Right – in PJ’s!
For my November Book Scouts, I decided to capitalize on the popularity of Dog Man and try to encourage his fans to read a little more broadly. The problem is that unlike Swashbuckling or Spooky Reads, I had zero experience with Dog Man. I'd never even read one of them (*gasp* I know, I'm horrible). … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Dog Man Read-Alikes
I hosted my second Book Scouts program this week, and this time, I highlighted some of my favorite spooky reads! I quickly realized as I was composing this list that for me, spooky has much more to do with how a book makes you feel than the actual content. As a result, some of these … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: October 18, 2019
Great Job, Dad! and Great Job, Mom! by Holman Wang I am a sucker for miniatures. I always have been. My favorite childhood toys were Polly Pockets and Micro Machines. So it was inevitable that I fell in love with these two books when they rolled in on our new book cart last month. Wang's … Continue reading Book Review: Great Job, Dad! and Great Job, Mom! by Holman Wang